Ymca Penang Hostel

211 Jalan Macalister,South Eastern Asia,Penang, Penang, Malaysia  show map
 2 stars
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Ymca Penang Hostel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Sports activities

Badminton

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

Ymca Penang Hostel is a 2-star property in the center of Penang.

This hostel is strategically located in a commercial area, 1.9 km from Gurney Drive, Komtar and Prangin Mall.

Fast access to Penang International airport within 20 km is provided.

Rooms

All 71 rooms at Ymca Penang Hostel offer cable TV, individual climate control, a telephone, IDD telephone and coffee/tea makers. The comfortable rooms come with a carpet floor. Ymca Penang Hostel provides guests with private bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

At the restaurant, local dishes are served.

Services

Guests at Ymca Penang Hostel can take advantage of a safe deposit box, a luggage storage, an elevator, parking and a meeting room along with laundry, 24-hour reception and dry cleaning.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   71.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Sports & Fitness

  • Badminton

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer on request

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

211 Jalan Macalister,South Eastern Asia,Penang, Penang, Malaysia

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City Center
  • Penang
    1.1 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Maple Palace Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian)
    1700 ft
  • Dining Room - Macalister Mansion (cuisine: French, Contemporary)
    2200 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    71

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: 2 Single beds
Size: 205 sq. feet
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  • Private bathroom
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    How to reach hostel

    hostel Ymca Penang Hostel Penang location
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    Hostel Address:

    211 Jalan Macalister,South Eastern Asia,Penang, Penang, Malaysia

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Penang
      1.1 mi
    Airports
    Restaurants
    • Maple Palace Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian)
      1700 ft
    • Dining Room - Macalister Mansion (cuisine: French, Contemporary)
      2200 ft
    Hostel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      71

    Ymca Penang Location

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 1.9 mi

    Monuments and Landmarks

    • Khoo Kongsi - 1.6 mi
    • Fort Cornwallis - 2.0 mi
    • Penang Jetty - 2.1 mi

    Golf courses and Country clubs

    Local attractions

    • Penang Botanical Gardens - 1.0 mi
      Jalan Air Terjun, Georgetown
    • Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple - 1.3 mi
      Jalan Kebun Bunga, Georgetown
    • Pinang Peranakan Museum - 1.9 mi
      29 Church Street, Georgetown
    • Komtar - 1.1 mi
      Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
    • Ibox Museum of Glass Penang - 1.6 mi
      80-O Jalan Mount Erskine, Georgetown

    Near the hostel

    • Penang Hill - 3900 ft
      Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
    • Dharmikarama Burmese Temple - 4100 ft
      Lorong Burma, Georgetown
    • P Ramlee Gallery - 4100 ft
      40A Jalan P Ramlee (formerly Counter Hall), Georgetown
    • Acheen Street Mosque - 3900 ft
      Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
    • Wat Chayamangkalaram - 4100 ft
      Lorong Burma, Georgetown

    Restaurants nearby

    • Maple Palace Restaurant - 1700 ft

      Address: 47, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah
      Phone: 4-227 9690

      61% likes this, based on 31 reviews
      Cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian

    • The Cellar - Macalister Mansion - 2200 ft

      Address: 228 Macalister Road
      Phone: +(60)42283888

      95% likes this, based on 29 reviews

    • Ivy's Nyonya Cuisine - 2700 ft

      Address: 58 Jln Chow Thye
      Phone: 013-4337878

      72% likes this, based on 158 reviews
      Cuisine: Nonya
      Price Range: USD 8 - USD 12

    • Dining Room - Macalister Mansion - 2200 ft

      Address: 228 Macalister Road
      Phone: 604-2283 888

      86% likes this, based on 32 reviews
      Cuisine: French, Contemporary
      Price Range: USD 12 - USD 102

    • Hot Wok - 2400 ft

      Address: 124 E&F, Jalan Burma

      79% likes this, based on 5 reviews
      Cuisine: Malaysian

    Hostel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      71
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    Ymca Penang Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ymca Penang

    Average guest rating

    6.8out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 20 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      6.6

      It was good, clean and staff were helpful, a bit far out of the way though

      Just the location

    • Family with children
      7.0

      Package deal comes with breakfast plus free theSun newspaper (self-collect from the reception counter).

      The one-way road system of Macalister Road - it's this so-near-yet-so-far experience driving - to get to the location of the hotel.

    • Family with children
      6.6

      It seems to be a safe and quiet place to stay, The receptionist was friendly and well-mannered. Ample parking space. Still recommend it because the price is reasoable,

      (i) I stayed for 2 days at YMCA and needed WIFI for my work. The WIFI was not working and the receptionist doesnt seems to know why. Only after a few inquiries did someone tell me that wifi was under repair, Until the day I left there is still no wifi. (ii) Penang is very famous for its food but your complimentary breakfast is way out of expectation.It's way below the average standard in Penang. My suggestion is if your hotel cant provide a Penang-standard breakfast, then please do not provide supplimentary breakfast. Do you Google map to find the right direction to go to the hotel. Many parts of Macalister Road is one-way, Google Earth shows a road without indication of which direction to drive. The triple room is too small for 3 person. The triple room I stayed in Taiping budget hotel was much bigger.

    • Family with children
      7.0

      good value for money

      our AC didn't have remote control and we had to get staff to help every time.

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      Clean and Tidy

      I like this Hotel though, however, for such facilities provided, they should lower the price a little bit more.

    • Family with children
      8.2

      A affordable hotel with good necessary facilities

    • Group of friends
      6.2

      The room was very clean, as was the private bathroom. Air conditioning working and effective, and rooms kept noise out very well.

      The hostel is not in a very good location if you are looking to spend much time in George Town. Not many bus routes go past the YMCA, and Jln Macalistair is deceptively long!!

    • Couple
      4.6

      I wouldn't recommend this hotel to my worst enemies. The location is horrible (25 minutes by bus to the city...). In the morning they serve you cold eggs and old toast for breakfast. In your room you can smell the sweat of the people who are playing badminton in the gym. And besides that, it's very noisy! We're backpackers, so pretty used to sleeping in bad accomodations, but YMCA Penangs has been really one of our worst....

    • Family with children
      6.6

      comfortable stay, friendly servicing staff and the hotel location is accesible to other interesting place.

    • Family with children
      10.0

      the room were clean and they provide hot water and warm water to drink

      no complaints

    • Group of friends
      7.4

      is value for money,comfortable for college students like us,helpful of the staffs here.

    • Group of friends
      7.8

      Very clean and the fact that the Church was just outside made it feel safe to sleep. :-))

      Nothing except that it was difficult to check in at the beginning as the staff could not locate my name and that was a problem.

    • Older travelers
      6.8

      Good value for moneyand reasonable service and essential equipment such as electric kettle and towels. Size of room is adequate.

      The carpet should be deep cleaned as I and my wife both experienced bitten by fleas for all the 3 nights that we stayed while working on my netbook computer on the desk. The internet explorer regularly disconnected while you are using it.

    • Group of friends
      7.8

      Good ambience,feel at home,. Wi fi facility

      Rooms are small, and so also the breakfast

    How to reach hostel

    hostel Ymca Penang Hostel Penang location
    Show big map »

    Hostel Address:

    211 Jalan Macalister,South Eastern Asia,Penang, Penang, Malaysia

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Penang
      1.1 mi
    Airports
    Restaurants
    • Maple Palace Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian)
      1700 ft
    • Dining Room - Macalister Mansion (cuisine: French, Contemporary)
      2200 ft
    Hostel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      71